loose knobs on Warwick RockBass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by groundhog31, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. groundhog31


    Dec 27, 2016
    I have a Warwick RockBass Corvette $$ that has a few loose knobs. the pots do not seem to be loose at all and do not move it is only the knobs. I do not know how to tighten these knobs as there are no screws visible on the knob. I tried removing the knob by pulling it off thinking they must be pull off knobs but I am afraid to pull any harder than I already have. Can anyone help me get these knobs to stop wiggling around?
  2. basst scho

    basst scho

    May 30, 2017
    they should be pull off knobs. when i got that bass via ebay (display model from a music shop) the tone knob just fell off...

    and me being an idiot just glued it on with instant glue, instead of using one from another bass thats trash anyway...
    so if the tonepot needs to replaced for some reason, there will be need for some dremel action
  3. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Roots and fifths and a little extra.

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Nice bass, though, if you can get it working right. When I got mine it was also a shop display and was undoubtedly put up for online sale because the neck was too bent from pure neglect. I eventually straightened it out.

    None of mine are loose. In fact, one is kinda tight up against the guitar and probably could be pulled outward a bit.
  4. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    If you can't pull the knob off, the knob isn't loose. The pot is loose.
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  5. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Spot on!

    So now you need to remove the knob in order to tighten the pot. Slip the tip of a couple spoons under opposite sides of the knob and rock the spoons back. They'll lift that knob right off. Tighten the nut without letting the pot spin and reinstall the knob. If it comes loose a second time it's time to install a internal toothed lock washer on the pot.
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  6. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    It should have the toothed nit in there already, but they do wear out. Time for a new one!
    Also, something under those spoons, like a few business cards, helps keep the finish safe.:)